Alathur Brothers Srinivasa Iyer (1911-1980) & Sivasubramania Iyer (1916-1965) were Carnatic vocalists. The world of Carnatic music knows them as the star duo of the twentieth century. They learnt under Alathur Venkatesa Iyer, the father of Sivasubramania Iyer. They were not brothers by birth.
Saashwathi belongs to a family which has its roots deep in Indian arts. Her grandfather is the renowned personality Late Sri. R. Yagnaraman, who was the legendary Genaral Secretary of Sri Krishna Gana Sabha for over the last 50 years, and is the daughter of Mr. Y. Prabhu, Current General Secretary of Krishna Gana Sabha.
Hailing from a family of musicians, S. MAHATHI is a child prodigy. She began tosing in various Devotional albums and sang for some Malayalam movies. She introduced herself in a Tamil film, music composed by the great Isai Gnani Illayaraja with a solo song “Enna Maranthalum” in the movie “Kaadhal Jaathi”.
Girija Ramaswamy is a versatile musician who has made a mark in Carnatic music as a Harikatha artiste, vocalist for Bharatanatyam, cutcheri singer and dedicated teacher.
T. V. Sankaranarayanan (Tiruvalangadu Vembu Iyer Sankaranarayanan), was born on March 7 1945 in Mayiladuturai of Thanjavur district in the state of Tamil Nadu in south India. At the age of nine, he started learning music from his uncle, Madurai Mani Iyer is an eminent and popular Carnatic vocalist
Begum Parveen Sultana (born 1950) is an Assamese Hindustani classical singer of the Patiala Gharana. She is among the foremost classical vocalists in India and is known as Queen of Classical Vocal.
Charulatha Mani is a leading Carnatic music vocalist and has a huge fan following in India and abroad. Gifted with a rich, melodious voice, and amazing creativity she has a vast repertoire of compositions of various genres, and this has made her one of the most popular and renowned artistes of today.
Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna (born July 6, 1930) is a Carnatic vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and a playback singer. He is also acclaimed as a poet, composer and respected by all Indian classical musicians for his knowledge of Carnatic Music.
It all started as early as when Ragini Sri was five years old. Music ultimately became her second nature. Back then in the early days, although music was enjoyable, not to mention those encouraging pats from family and friends for the informal concerts at every get together, she never imagined that she would pursue it as a career.
Aruna Sairam is the most sought after vocalist of Carnatic Music today. During the December 2004 Chennai Music festival, Aruna’s concerts were sell-outs drawing unprecedented numbers of audiences. In the past few years Aruna’s concerts in various cities, – be it Narada Gana Sabha in Chennai or Le Theatre de la Ville in Paris – have attracted record crowds that created “traffic jams around the auditorium”.